publishing

How to solve the problem of too much information and not enough time.

Ever find yourself thinking how much better your work could be if you just had time to read more of the information that’s out there? Even then, not everything we might save with the best intention of reading later is relevant or useful. And if that rare oasis of time does open up, skim-reading is probably the most common and practical way of processing several articles to find what’s useful. In fact, as a way of digesting large volumes of information, skim reading is actively [...]

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How Scholarcy contributes to and makes use of open citations

Open citations benefit researchers, journals and publishers When researchers cite previous work, they recognise the foundations of their own research and provide evidence that may support or refute their methods and results. This creates a narrative path that contextualises their contributions within the larger body of scientific knowledge. But keeping up with this growing volume of literature is increasingly reliant on the use of digital discovery services. As a result, open access to citation metadata in machine-readable format is critical [...]

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How reviewers can use AI right now to make peer review easier

The academic peer review process has come under a great deal of scrutiny recently. The various merits and drawbacks of anonymous and double-blind review vs. open and public review have been discussed and debated on academic forums, in conferences and on Twitter. Leaving aside claims that the ‘Blockchain’ provides a panacea for resolving issues such as trust, bias, and academic misconduct in the peer review process, how can technology assist with the mechanics of actually reviewing papers for publication? Academics [...]

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